Smith Mountain Lake

Smith Mountain Lake (HM1YZ3)

Location: Huddleston, VA 24104 Bedford County
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N 37° 4.728', W 79° 36.931'

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Appalachian Power Company constructed Smith
Mountain and Leesville Dams between 1960 and
1963 to generate hydroelectric energy. The waters
of the Roanoke and Blackwater Rivers formed Smith
Mountain Lake, one of two resulting reservoirs,
which reached "full pond" (795 feet above sea
level) on 7 March 1966. This 40-mile long lake,
the largest wholly within Virginia, covered 20,600
acres that had primarily been farmland. With its
scenic coves and 500 miles of shoreline, the lake
became a recreational destination and gave rise
to a thriving lakeside community. Smith Mountain
Lake State Park was established on 15 July 1983.
HM NumberHM1YZ3
Year Placed2015
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, June 17th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 623061 N 4104510
Decimal Degrees37.07880000, -79.61551667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 4.728', W 79° 36.931'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 4' 43.68" N, 79° 36' 55.86" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2613-2673 State Rte 888, Huddleston VA 24104, US
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